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Old 04-23-2006, 07:08 PM   #1
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An idea on hiding google ads

I had a thought regarding Google Ads that I thought I would run past everyone.

Most of the people who click on Google Ads are not regular posters. Usually they are lurkers or occassional posters of the site.

As a result regular posters still see ads and can get rather annoyed by them.

I was thinking of disabling the ads based on one of two criteria:

1) A small donation is made to the site to help pay for operating costs.

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2) Any user with a certain number of posts will automatically have their ads disabled.

I would like feedback on this idea, mainly the second one. If you like the second idea, what should the "magic" number be? 200 posts? 300?

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Old 04-23-2006, 07:18 PM   #2
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I think a certain time on

I think a certain time on the site would need to run in conjunction with the post count so as to discourage junk posts.

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I think a certain time on the site would need to run in conjunction with the post count so as to discourage junk posts.

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That is an excellent idea. The last thing we want is someone to post 200 junk posts just to remove the ads. What is a good time frame?
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3 months? I figure that's

3 months? I figure that's also a good period in which to realize some FE gains.
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I like this idea a lot! 3

I like this idea a lot! 3 months and 150 (50 per month)... that seems about right???
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Re: I like this idea a lot! 3

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I like this idea a lot! 3 months and 150 (50 per month)... that seems about right???
That seems like a good number. I'd like more input from other posters though. Is 150 too low of a number? Is 3 months too long? Is $30 too much to ask if someone wants the ads gone right away?
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30$ ain't too much, mehbe

30$ ain't too much, mehbe suggested donation but then you get into stickiness. Most of my anime sites do donation and just have a count down and get like 5 bucks from some and 100 from others. But then again, marx said something about that...
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the more you post,and time

the more you post,and time the less you have to donate?
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$30 is too much. Also these

$30 is too much. Also these ads don't bother me one bit.

I use IE and I see them but it doesn't bother me. With firefox I don't see the ads at all. My attention is directed at the posts, not ads. If my eyes wandered all the time to the ads I would of never raised my mpg by 4.
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Re: I like this idea a lot! 3

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I like this idea a lot! 3 months and 150 (50 per month)... that seems about right???
That seems like a good number. I'd like more input from other posters though. Is 150 too low of a number? Is 3 months too long? Is $30 too much to ask if someone wants the ads gone right away?
All of this seems reasonable.
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